More redundancy

martin kaminer martin.kaminer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 5 12:48:00 UTC 2012

Cheerleaders deflowered, towels snapped in the locker room, could be anything really.  The mind reels.

On Nov 4, 2012, at 10:49 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU> wrote:

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> On Nov 4, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Is the leading receiver in terms of yardage also a redundancy?
>> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at> wrote:
>>> During the Atlanta-vs.-Dallas football game tonight, the NBC commentator
>>> has remarked at least twice that Jason Witten of the Cowboys is "the
>>> leading receiver in terms of receptions."
> i take Dan G. to be suggesting that "leading receiver in terms of receptions" is to be understood as "leading receiver in terms of number of receptions", which is *not* redundant; number of receptions is only one of several metrics for "leading receiver".
> arnold
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